EU Focus on: Da COSME al Single Market Program


EU Focus On logo2Con il 2020 si chiude l'8. programmazione pluriennale dell'Unione europea. I finanziamenti previsti dai programmi implementati all'interno di questa vanno esaurendosi e nuovi programmi prendono forma per essere pronti nel 2021. 

In questa prima puntata del nostro "EU Focus On" ci siamo concentrati sul Programma COSME - il programma per la Competitività delle Piccole e Medie Imprese) e sul suo successore, il Programma per il Mercato Unico. Qui di seguito potete trovare un riassunto di cosa è stato COSME e di come i suoi obiettivi principali verranno integrati nella programmazione 2021 - 2027. 

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EU TIPS: Edmund Mach Foundation joins the European Food 2030 Platform

Recently, the Edmund Mach Foundation-FEM has joined the European Food 2030 Platform as Food Lab Trentino.
The Platform is responsible for bringing food and nutrition issues to Europe and for suggesting to the European Commission the research and innovation priorities for a sustainable food system that considers the society’s values, needs and expectations.

The Platform is an initiative under the FIT4FOOD2030 project (funded by Horizon 2020). The project aims to support the European Commission in the development and implementation of the FOOD 2030 policy framework for food and nutrition security.
The platform is a very articulated structure that includes several actors. In particular, FEM is one of the 14 Food Labs that are part of it. The Food Labs are the subjects that in the territories have the task of developing and implementing training modules and specific actions in relation to the challenges of the sector, directly involving citizens, students, consumers, researchers and professionals. In addition to FEM, the Labs are based in Aarhus, Amsterdam, Athens, the Azores, Barcelona, Birmingham, Budapest, Dublin, Graz, Milan, Sofia, Tartu, Vilnius. (sc)


FEM has been chosen to be a Lab due to its unique “three souls” structure, namely research, training and technology transfer, but also for the strong connection with the territory and the design capacity that materialized into the Vision Document 2019-2028.

As explained by President Andrea Segrè, "It is a confirmation and recognition of the skills, vision and international placement of FEM, which can become the spokesperson of a peculiar reality, like Trentino, to respond to the next decade’s challenges. It is a unique opportunity in order that, what is done in this territory, would become a European role model". 

As part of the Food Lab initiative, FEM is organising a workshop on 13 February 2020, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at its headquarters, to bring together the operators of the agri-food system with the aim to promote interactive discussion and a brainstorming session on the themes selected by the participants and to collect suggestions and good practices of our territory to be promoted as virtuous models in the European initiative FOOD 2030. 


For those interested in participating in the workshop, please refer to the dedicated page on the FEM website.



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Flash News: Presented the new Commission Work Programme 2020

On Wednesday 29 January, the European Commission adopted its Work Programme for the current year. In the programme, the Commission has set out what it intends to do in 2020 to translate the political guidelines announced last December into concrete actions, in order to contribute 'to “building a Union that strives for more ' as stated by President von der Leyen.

The programme foresees actions in six thematic areas:

1. a European Green Deal: with the aim of achieving climate neutrality by 2050, a European climate legislation will be proposed and the participation of actors at various levels will be required
2. a Europe fit for the digital age: the Commission intends to exploit the potential of digital data and disseminate artificial intelligence in the respect of European values and fundamental rights
3. an economy that works for people: the Commission aims to achieve an economy in which social equity, sustainability and economic growth are combined
4. a stronger Europe in the world: the Commission will prepare new cooperation strategies with Africa and the Western Balkans and will call for the start of negotiations for the accession of North Macedonia and Albania
5. promoting our European way of life: the Commission will present a new pact on migration and asylum, will provide security support and will sustain the protection of the health of European citizens
6. a new push for European democracy: together with other EU institutions and partners, the Commission will launch a Conference on the future of Europe to better define, with citizens' input, the Union's future actions.

The programme, as usual, consists of a Communication from the European Commission and a series of annexes listing among others, the new acts that the Commission intends to adopt this year and those priority acts adopted in the previous years but whose approval process has not yet been completed.


Commission Communication “Commission Work Programme 2020 - A Union that strives for more”
Annex I: New initiatives
Annex III: Priority pending proposals

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